Dark Chocolate Peppermint Holly-Balls


  • 1 cup walnuts

  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder OR cacao powder

  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

  • 4-5 pitted medjool dates

  • 2 T nut milk of your choice

  • 1 T ground flax seed (flax meal)

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut


  • Pulse walnuts in a food processor. Add dates until mixed well. Add the remainder of the ingredients.

  • Roll into 1 inch balls (optional: roll in shredded coconut or sprinkle with powdered sugar) and place on parchment paper in the freezer till hardened.

  • Move to a smaller container and store in freezer until you are ready to devour.


These are gluten free, grain free, made with no refined sugars and can be dairy free. Makes 24 bites. They are so delicious that you won’t miss those processed cookies at all! Relax, crank the holiday tunes, light a candle & enjoy the time you spend making these- that’s half the treat